Friday May 31 2013
Pecchia to be Benitez assistant?

There are reports Fabio Pecchia will be Rafa Benitez’s assistant manager at Napoli next season.

The former Chelsea, Inter and Liverpool manager is heading into his second Serie A experience after signing a two-year contract with the Partenopei.

It is claimed President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants an Italian assistant manager to help Benitez through the particular difficulties of being a Serie A boss.

While Edy Reja is an option after his time as Coach of Napoli and Lazio, a more likely candidate is Pecchia.

The former midfielder has played at Napoli and knows the club well, but was fired as Coach of Lega Pro side Latina in April.

Pecchia wore the Napoli jersey from 1993 to ’97 and again in 2000-01.